ALEXANDRIA, VA — The nonprofit foundation of Alexandria's water utility has made a donation to Alexandria Soccer Association for water bottle stations in City of Alexandria recreation centers.

The $25,000 donation was made by American Water Charitable Foundation, the nonprofit of Virginia American Water's parent company American Water. According to a news release, the donation seeks to support the soccer association's participations and the environment. Custom Biodegradable Food Box

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"Alexandria Soccer Association is one of the largest youth-serving organizations in the City of Alexandria, bringing together thousands of families through soccer," said Carrie Williams, president of the American Water Charitable Foundation. "By installing water bottle filling stations, they are providing children access to safe, reliable drinking water and working to eliminate single-use water bottles."

The Alexandria Soccer Association was founded in 1970 to offer soccer programs for all ages and abilities from tots to adults. According to the association's website, the soccer programs intend to help participants develop "good character, mental and physical fitness, and interpersonal skills."

"ASA, in partnership with the City of Alexandria Department of RPCA, is thrilled to be a recipient of the American Water Charitable Foundation grant that will fund the installation of water bottle filling stations at fields across the City," said Thomas Park, executive director of the Alexandria Soccer Association. "Filling stations are an important asset that encourage hydration and help discourage single use water bottles that litter our planet and harm the environment."

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